BPS-Approved Professional Development Program for BCACP Recertification
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has approved a three-component professional development program, developed and delivered by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) for the recertification of Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists (BCACPs).
Planned by the ASHP Sections of Clinical Specialists and Scientists and Ambulatory Care Practitioners.
The three components will provide BCACPs who elect to recertify by continuing education with opportunities for more than the 100 hours of recertification credit required over a 7-year period. Beginning in 2012, ASHP/APhA will record and report directly to BPS the recertification credit earned by BCACPs in each component.
The three components, available annually, are:
- Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Review Course for Recertification (live/online)
- BCACP Recertification Intensive Study (live)
- BCACP Recertification Literature Study (online)
Each component covers the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements as delineated by the BPS Specialty Council on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and published in the Content Outline for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Certification Examination. BCACPs may select from among these annual components to earn the required number of hours during their certification cycle. Each component, priced separately, includes an online recertification examination. Please click on the links above for more information about each program component.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).